Thursday, February 21, 2013

Job Market Report 2 21 12

 Holding steady - and that is good!
For Immediate release

February 20, 2013

Job Postings Flat Even in a Holiday Week – Indication of Strength

(Albany, NY,  February 20, 2013) –  While Job postings in our region were flat the past seven days consistent with the prior seven-day period, there is strength in the number. “With a national holiday this week and many people on vacation, job postings typically fall quite a bit but this year job postings did not drop significantly during the holiday week. Monday was weak but postings quickly rebounded and improved at daily rates higher that we have seen for awhile. Postings this past week were on average 1,755 compared to 1,766 the week before” stated Dan Moran, of Next-Act (, a career transition management firm located in Colonie.

Other markets in NYS saw similar results. The Capital Region continues to still outpace Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse, all larger markets with more employers and population.  

National Job Scene

Job postings increased slightly nationally. As of 2/20/2013  there were 579,132  job postings this past seven days, up from  556,667 the week prior, a very small change.

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